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Hornborgasjön

Hornborgasjön

Last week Michiel was here, and on Friday afternoon we drove to Fjällbacka and spent the night there. On Saturday we went for a short walk. I didn’t take that many photos, as I had taken so many the week before, but here are some photos from my mobile phone of our walk through Kungsklyftan (the gorge)… Michiel looking small beneath the hanging rocks… Descending the stairs back to the town… And a view of Fjällbacka from the (mostly deserted) marina….

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Fjällbacka, Sweden

Fjällbacka, Sweden

Last Saturday I drove to Fredrikstad early in the morning. By the time I reached the old town, it was 09:30, but it was still totally deserted… After some lovely french toast made by Marie, we got back in the car and drove to Sweden. Our destination was Fjällbacka, a really picturesque fishing town / summer resort on the west coast of Sweden. The town is lively in summer, but now in the off season it was very sleepy. Almost…

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Katterat to Abisko: 6 days of skiing

Katterat to Abisko: 6 days of skiing

In the week before Easter, we went on a 6 day ski trip. The biggest challenge in organizing a trip like this is arranging transport from the end point back to where you started. This was the main reason we chose to start from Abisko in Sweden: you can take a train from there to Katterat, a station in Norway that cannot be reached by road. From there you can ski back to Abisko, a distance of 70 km, with…

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Easter in the Luleå Archipelago

Easter in the Luleå Archipelago

We got back from a 6 day Easter trip to Luleå last Monday. We drove more than 1500 km! Below is a map of the trip (click to enlarge). I have added some of the place names along the way. We did not drive to Luleå in one day, on the way there we stopped overnight at Gällivare, and on the way back in Muodoslompolo. We left on a very sunny day, but as soon as we reached the mountains…

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Beautiful Stockholm

Beautiful Stockholm

I’m in Stockholm for a conference (on boundary layers & turbulence) this week. It’s been a very busy week – the disadvantage of going to such a specialized conference is that I can’t really skip any sessions so I am usually around from 9:00 to 18:00 every day. I gave a talk yesterday, it went fine and it was a relief to have that done! So there hasn’t been much time for sightseeing, and even most of the evenings were…

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Easter trip to Kiruna (Sweden)

Easter trip to Kiruna (Sweden)

We hadn’t really made any plans for Easter, but the weather was so stunning that we decided to go for a road trip. We managed to find a room in a hostel in Kiruna, Sweden – almost 400 km from Tromso. The trip there was very beautiful, with many ice waterfalls next to the road… … and stunning views along the way! Crossing the mountains on the border between Norway and Sweden was very impressive. We also got to see…

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